I wear a bracelet with a charm that encases a mustard seed in a little glass bubble.
A gift I purchased for me.
I need reminding. I need to continuously seek more understanding.
I need to allow my fingers to find and cling to it occasionally, my reminder of faith.
I’ve found a newness of a feeling.
It feels like a treasure, my new enthusiasm for understanding the kingdom of God here on earth and in heaven.
“The Kingdom of Heaven is like a treasure that a man discovered hidden in a field. In his excitement, he hid it again and sold everything he owned to get enough money to buy the field.”
Matthew 13:44 NLT
Understanding of God that both fulfills my deepest longings and increases with assurance what I believe.
I believe more than before that heaven is better than here. The great mystery of it all confounds me less and absolutely intrigues me more.
The disciples asked Jesus why he spoke in a way that included illustrations, parables?
Jesus told them it was important to him that they see.
Jesus feels the same about you and about me.
He’s intent on the increase of our understanding of him, of getting us as close to heavenly thinking as we can be.
If we only and simply even just a tiny bit in the beginning believe.
“Here is another illustration Jesus used: “The Kingdom of Heaven is like a mustard seed planted in a field. It is the smallest of all seeds, but it becomes the largest of garden plants; it grows into a tree, and birds come and make nests in its branches.”
Matthew 13:31-32 NLT
And then we allow our beliefs to grow, we anticipate heaven while we walk more closely to God here on earth.
I’m getting better at believing, believing in what I can’t see and in the fruition of my journey and the flourishing of my faith and the gifts of God in me.
Getting better at trusting that with quiet fascination and intentional nourishment, I will see my faith and the works of my hands continue to grow.
He’s not finished with me yet. Brandon Heath
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3 thoughts on “Understanding Better”
It’s so true that it’s a constant journey of learning to know God more and understand him better. I love that your bracelet reminds you of that and draws you to reflect.
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Hi, Lisa! I’ve been following your blog for awhile but I think this might be my first time commenting.
“He’s intent on the increase of our understanding of him, of getting us as close to heavenly thinking as we can be.”
What a beautiful sentence. God truly is the Teacher. He rescues us, but He’s not content to leave us the same. How merciful and kind He is!
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Thank you! Let’s both keep growing!